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Corporate Acquisitions

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We have bought many businesses for PLCs, PE houses and private individuals and we are good at door knocking and initiating ‘off market’ transactions.

Over the years we have identified many attractive acquisition opportunities for our clients through our extensive network of contacts and dedicated research facilities. We can quickly produce a shortlist of targets for our clients and approach the most appropriate companies.

We are experienced 'door knockers' and we initiate discussions with prospective vendors, recommend the most effective way to structure the transaction, draft the Heads of Agreement and lead the transaction through to legal completion.

Many of our clients have completed a series of acquisitions with Bishopsgate, recognising the high quality of service delivered. Indeed, many of our current clients have a 'buy and build' strategy and we have worked with them for a number of years.

From start to finish Bishopsgate could not have been more pro-active and personable. Having got an early understanding of our business, the Bishopsgate team drew up a proposed timetable and then led and co-ordinated the process expertly with the Bourne management team, their accountants and solicitors. The sale was completed on time and to a budget and we have no hesitation in recommending Bishopsgate to anyone considering appointing corporate finance advisors for their business
— Hedley Stroud

Key Considerations

  • Would the target provide a step change for your business?
  • Do you overpay? What is the right price?
  • Implications of buying another company?
  • Are there realistic synergies?

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